(Central Islip, N.Y., May 18, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 18-3 on Thursday night in the rubber game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

The Ducks batted around against Revolution starter J.T. Hintzen in the first inning and plated four runs to take an early lead. Dustin Woodcock’s two-run double and Daniel Murphy’s two-run single highlighted the inning.

Philip Caulfield’s two-run single to right in the third extended the Ducks lead to 6-0. Four more runs scored in the fourth on Murphy’s RBI double, Sam Travis’ RBI single and another two-run single from Caulfield to make it a 10-0 ballgame.

It stayed that way until the eighth when York got on the scoreboard courtesy of an RBI infield single by Ryan January and a two-run home run to left field by Trent Giambrone. However, Long Island responded with an eight-run bottom of the frame to make it an 18-3 ballgame. Alex Dickerson’s RBI single, Woodcock’s three-run homer to right-center, Boog Powell’s RBI single, Adeiny Hechavarria’s sac fly and Travis’ two-run double did the damage.

Ducks starter Wladimir Pinto did not factor into the decision but pitched two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and four walks with three strikeouts. Joe Kuzia (2-1) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief, giving up two hits and three walks while striking out four. Hintzen (0-3) took the loss, surrendering 10 runs (eight earned) on 10 hits and three walks over three and one-third innings with two strikeouts. James Varela collected the save after pitching three innings out of the bullpen for the Flock.

Seven Ducks starters registered multiple hits in the game and drove in at least one run, while 10 scored at least one run. Murphy led the offense with four hits, three RBIs and three runs scored. Woodcock added three extra-base hits, five RBIs and two runs, while Caulfield finished with three hits, four RBIs and a run.

The Ducks continue their homestand on Friday night when they open a three-game set with the High Point Rockers. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s a Tap Room Friday, and Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for 20% off your meal at any of The Tap Room’s five locations on Long Island as fans exit the ballpark. It’s also a Grand Slam Friday! The sixth inning will be designated as the Grand Slam Inning, and if the Ducks fourth batter of the inning launches a home run with the bases loaded, one lucky fan will win $25,000! To be eligible for the grand prize, simply sign up at the Ticket Kiosk before the end of the fourth inning. Left-hander Stephen Tarpley (1-0, 1.74) gets the start for the Ducks against Rockers righty Sam Burton (1-0, 7.20).

Tickets for the game, and all Ducks games, are available by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8.5 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

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